Warminster's "Art in the Park" a Success
By wp_alistair | Sunday, September 25, 2011, 16:00
Yesterday Warminster Park Community Centre saw over 30 exhibitors present for the first "Art in the Park" show, designed in part to raise funds for the future redecoration of the Community Centre, but also to showcase local artists' work.
Warminster's Art in the Park - Paula Amor, Landscape Artist, hard at work
From paintings to photography, from stained glass to jewellery, there was something for everyone on show during the day. The exhibition was opened at 10am by Gandalf the Grey, and throughout the day a "steady flow" of potential customers pass through the doors according to Linda Blake, organiser of the event.
Linda, Chairman of the Warminster Art Society, said, "We decided to hold an event to raise funds for the future redecoation of the Community Centre. As we use the hall regularly for courses and events, it seemed a good idea to be able to give something back."
The general consensus amongst exhibitors was that the day had gone "reasonably well", with some stalls making a number of sales throughout the day. Linda explains that whilst this is the first time an "Art in the Park" exhibition has taken place, she "had to turn a number of exhibitors away" through a lack of space in the hall. Linda has a provisional date in mind for 2012, hopefully to coincide with the Warminster Festival, and feels confident that it will be even bigger than this inaugural event.
During the day there were a number of demonstrations of arts and crafts, including a fascinating display from Lorna Halstead (www.thepaintingexperience.com) who showed how easy it is to paint
with oils, and churned out a number of pieces throughout the day to show potential students how the "Bob Ross" painting technique works.
Anthea Hadley - Terracotta
Becky Churchill - Chairs/Crafts/Recycled Materials
Jo Duggan/Sandra Duggan - Pottery
Alan Shepherd - Art and Craft Books
Phyllis Parker - Collection of Paintings/Prints/Cards
Jo Wade - Paintings
Maggie Dettmar - Paintings
Pauline Jarvis - Crafts/Paintings
Mil Chimley & Huw Alban - Photography/Cards
Elisa & Paula Amor - Textiles/Crafts/Paintings
Hilary Jackson - Oil/Acrylic Paintings/Cards
Jill Coward - Prints/Scarves
Moira Ladd - Paintings
Stephanie Cutland - Paintings
Lorna Halstead - Oil Painting
Linda Beveridge - Jewellery
Justine Hadfield - Stained Glass
Lesley Fudge - Paintings/Sculptured Cloth Dolls
Carole Hood - Fascinators
Sue Burrow - Textile Art
Wannara Lane (Ida) - Jewellery Accessories
Linda Blake - Paintings/Photographs/Prints/Cards
Linda Groark - Jewellery/Cards/Paintings (folksy.com/shops/beadlins)
Dee Wade - Jewellery from a Bygone Age
Jenny Keevil - Save the Children Fund
Pauline Wood - Craft/Items/Paintings
Irene St John, M&M Handicrafts - Wooden Plaques and Goods